English | دری

New Measures To Protect Dams in Afghanistan

in Afghan Business

New Measures To Protect Dams in Afghanistan

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water has announced that it has recently developed “safety guidelines” for protections of the dams around the country.

These guidelines include rules and regulations for surveying, designing, building and maintaining of the dams.

“There are about 20 big and small dams and almost all of them are partially destroyed and have technical problems. The new guidelines will help us repair these dams,” said Engineer Farhad Noorzai, head of water programs in the Ministry of Energy and Water.

According to Noorzai, local and international experts have studied the Daronta, Sorobi, Qargha, Mahipar, Naghlo, Sarhawz Faryab, Sultan, Dahla and Kajaki dams in the past two years to identify their issues.

“These issues will be resolved based on the new guidelines,” added Noorzai.

This comes as dams in Afghanistan are in dire need of reconstruction and maintenance.

According to the ministry officials, in some parts of the country water from the rivers flow in neighboring countries due to lack of proper dams.


Tags assigned to this article:
Afghanistan dams

Related Articles

Afghanistan and World Bank sign USD 12.5mn agreement on improving public pension schemes

The Afghan government signed a USD 12.5mn agreement with the World Bank on continuation of a project to provide safety

Afghanistan should expand its relations with India, says experts

Political experts suggest strengthening trade ties with India; however, in a way that does not provoke a third country’s, Pakistan

Twofold increase in Farah's customs revenue

Revenue from customs in Farah province has increased by two-fold during the first 9 months of the current year compared

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*